Just two days shy of Christmas, here's your last minute Christmas project, and mine too for this year!
What you need:
* Dk yarn (Phil Cotton 4) and a 3mm hook (colors as per your liking - I used 4 colors)
* tapestry needle for weaving ends, (sewing needle and thread if you use beads/sequins)
Stitches: chain (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc), treble (tr), 3-ch picot. American terminology used.
Foundation and round 1: ch7 and join to make a ring. ch2 (counts as 1st hdc), and hdc9 in ring. Do not join first round with a sl st.
Round 2: In first space (that of the ch2 at the beginning of rnd 1), sc1, dc1, tr1, ch3 and make a picot, then sl st picot in body of the treble, dc1, sc1. Sl st in next st, and repeat this pattern in the next st. Repeat pattern for the whole round. There should be 5 points in the star. Work tails.
Once you make desired number of stars, work on the order of colors (if you used more colors). Ch20, sl st through the point (picot) of a star, ch14, sl st another star. Repeat this chaining method until all stars are strung. Ch20 for the other end of the garland.
Leave as are or glam up with beads. sequins.
And that's it! I hope you enjoy this quick and easy tutorial!